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Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise

Airlie Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise

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Visit two islands in the world–famous Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour from Port Airlie, traveling in style aboard a high-speed, air-conditioned catamaran. At Hamilton Island, explore amenities such as walking trails, boutiques and restaurants, then check out Australian animals including koalas at Wild Life Hamilton Island. You'll also enjoy activities such as swimming and snorkeling at Whitehaven Beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Whitsunday Islands.
  • Self-guided tour of Whitehaven Beach and Hamiton Island, from Port Airlie
  • Cruise in style and comfort aboard a deluxe motorized catamaran
  • Admire the turquiose water and white sand of Whitehaven Beach, one of the world's top beaches
  • Explore Hamilton Island, the South Pacific's biggest resort island
  • Free time included in Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach
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Island cruise on large air-conditioned catamaran
Complimentary use of island shuttle buses and resort pools
Commentary from experienced crew
Morning or Afternoon tea
Lunch Meal
Activities on Whitehaven Beach
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Drinks and alcoholic beverages
Wildlife Park at own cost
Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Airlie Beach , Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Queensland
  • Daydream Island , Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
  • This activity will end right where it started.
    Board your deluxe catamaran at Port Airlie and set out on your full-day cruise to two of the island highlights of the Great Barrier Reef.

    Whitehaven Beach is one of the Whitsundays premier natural attractions, with five miles (seven kilometers) of pristine white–sand beach and crystal clear waters. Whitehaven Beach is located on the largest island in the region, Whitsunday Island, which is fully protected and uninhabited. The shallow waters are home to various turtle species along with an astounding variety of colorful fish and other marine life.

    Cosmopolitan Hamilton Island is the largest island resort in the South Pacific. It features a range of boutiques, restaurants, bars, swimming pools and more than 40 optional activities such as stand–up paddleboard rentals, walking trails and Wild Life Hamilton Island, where Australian native animals such as koalas, dingoes and wombats can be viewed up close.

    Sail to Hamilton Island where you can choose to take a shuttle bus and our around the island. The shuttle circuit run all day stopping at key attractions, scenic points and resorts so you can hop on and off as you please. Spend your day at leisure by the pool or swim at Catseye Beach, visit Front Street and Marina Village.

    Enjoy a pub lunch at the Marina Tavern overlooking the marina. After lunch you will cruise to Whitehaven Beach where you will be provided with informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area along the way. Choose to laze on the white silica sand, go for a bush walk or swim in the crystal clear water.

    This tour is also available in reverse starting from Whitehaven in the morning followed by Hamilton Island in the afternoon
    Stop At:  
    Cruise Whitsundays
    Checkin for your cruise to Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Hamilton Island Marina
    Enjoy up to 3 hours on Hamilton Island and have a delicious lunch before cruising on.
    Duration: 3 hours 
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Whitehaven Beach
    Enjoy 1.5-2hours on this famous beach.
    Duration: 2 hours 
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Cruise timetable subject to change
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 230 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Cruise Whitsundays
    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
      What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise?
      A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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      What is the policy on sanitization during Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise?
      A:The policies on sanitization are:

      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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      What is the social distancing policy during Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise?
      A:The policies on social distancing are:

      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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      What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise?
      A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

      • Regular temperature checks for staff
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      Traveler Tips

      • "No more then a ferry service, no maps of islands or information given which is ok if all you want to do is snorkel or dive." See review
      • "They have a professional photographer on board to make your day unforgettable." See review


      103 Reviews

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      Fun in the sun
      , Nov 2021
      Amazing day with my mum Staff so friendly and helpful Loved Hamilton island too and the lunch provided was nice
      Lovely little day trip, I...
      , Oct 2021
      Lovely little day trip, I would highly recommend booking island activity prior to your trip ie golf carts, paddle boarding etc otherwise you miss out.
      A day to remember for ever.
      , Oct 2021
      The whole experience was outstanding and the Staff were absolutely marvellous and made the day very memorable for us.
      Overall pleasant but there better places to visit
      , Oct 2021
      Hamilton island is overated chance bay was nice staff on vessel very helpful and friendly disappointment at not able to land on Whitehaven beach
      Bad weather experience
      , Oct 2021
      100 words not enough to cover our experience!! Unfortunately we were caught in a dreadful storm at Whitehaven Beach.Pontoon/Barge unable to pick us up from Beach so 40 mins treck through bushland to other side enduring torrential rain for about 30 mins waiting for pontoon We are 81 and 83 and honestly thought our last day had come! Crew and fellow passengers were wonderful but we were all scared Once back on boat crew could not be faulted- they really looked after us A memorable experience to be sure!!
      Unforgettable cruise
      , Oct 2021
      The cruise was extraordinary. Amazing clear turquoise waters. Friendly crew. Delicious morning tea. plenty of time to walk around.
      Paradise Bliss
      , Sep 2021
      Everything was amazing, the crew were so helpful and friendly. Very good value for money. Two great destinations in one day
      Whitehaven Beach was...
      , Sep 2021
      Whitehaven Beach was absolutely stunning. All the boat crew were friendly and helpful Only negative was having to rush the lunch that was included on Hamilton Island to be back at the dock in time to catch the next boat
      Great day out
      , Jul 2021
      Whitehaven was great. Free green and blue buses on Hamilton island very handy. Best fish and chips for a long time. Highly recommend the tour.
      Beautiful day trip from Airlie beach
      , May 2021
      Beautiful trip. We did whiteheaven beach in the morning and Hamilton in the afternoon. The lunch at the marina tavern was very nice. We will be back for sure !

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